Failure to recognize STEMIs, report card for emergency care gets a “D” and ramped up paramedic recruitment on the Gulf Coast. Plus, we’ll look at the problem of Fentanyl and Acetyl Fentanyl overdose in a segment with Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 370

Junkie with a needle in his handGood day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. Looking forward at the week in EMS news, we take a look at the Emergency Physicians’ report card on the nation’s emergency care, and it’s not good. Then, after the news, we are joined again by Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center with her update on Fentanyl and Acetyl Fentanyl overdoses seen by regional poison centers.

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Can Paramedics Reliably Recognize STEMI?

National Emergency Services Report Card Gets a “D”

Acadian Ambulance Service Ramps Up Recruitment


Tip of the Week: Fentanyl and Acetyl Fentanyl Overdoses

This week on the Tip of the Week we return with a visit from our good friend Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center. Lisa brings us some of the most recent poisoning and overdose cases she sees and helps us to stay up to date on our treatment protocols and knowledge. She chatted with me recently on a phone call about recent Fentanyl and Acetyl Fentanyl overdoses reported to regional poison centers. Here’s that segment with Lisa.

Tip of the Week Links

Maryland Poison Center Site

Acetyl Fentanyl OD Article

Fentanyl at


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